There are certain story beats common to the Marvel movies. But anyone taking a cursory glance at the plots of these movies can see that the differences are quite substantial. Does Guardians of the Galaxy, a space action-comedy about surrogate family, really resemble Black Panther, a story about political competition and oppression? Is Captain America: The First Avenger, about Steve Rogers gaining the strength to fight for his country, really the same as his succeeding films in which he becomes disillusioned with his country and fights against it? There is much more variety in the MCU than critics give it credit for.